The History of P84® - Evonik Fibres GmbH

1983 Start of the R&D project, part of Lenzing AG central research & development unit 
1985 Start up of the polyimide polymer polycondensation in Lenzing 
1991 New business unit HPP (high performance polymers) was formed
1992 Stop of the joint venture Lenzing AG – Albany International Research (aircraft interiors based on P84® fibres)
1994 The P84® powder business as well as the stock shape manufacturer Sintimid GmbH was sold to Ensinger/Germany
1996 january Exclusive worldwide distribution agreement of Procon Fibres manufactured by Toyobo except Japan and Korea.
1996 The P84® polyimide business HPP was acquired by Inspec Group a management buyout of British Petroleum Special Chemicals, Imitech Fibres as separate company was founded
1998 The company name was changed to Inspec Fibres GmbH 
1998 August Inspec Fibres was acquired by the UK based chemicals company Laporte 
2001 July Part of Degussa (Advanced Polymer Shapes (Plexiglas) – Films& Foams
2006 January  Part of Degussa BU HP (High Performance Polymers)
2007 September  Part of the Evonik Business Unit Performance Polymers